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As a Nursing Assistant, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care for the elderly and ill patients in nursing home, hospital, and home care settings. Successful completion of this course qualifies the student to sit for the state certification written and skills exams.
The Nursing Assistant program has specific enrollment dates with specific student schedules being flexible. The approximate completion time¬† is 110 hours or 1 month at 30 hours per week and maintaining 100% progress.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are enrolling in any health occupation program, any misdemeanor or felony conviction relating to drug offenses, assault/violent crimes, sexual assault, fraud, or theft that you have on your record, will result in the college not being able to place you¬†in a clinical or externship site. As a result, you will not be able to complete the program.¬† See your program coordinator for more detailed information.
- Students must be 16 years old
- Background check – $32¬† (mandatory) *
- Tuberculosis (TB) screening (Student is responsible for getting this test either from their personal physician, the Health Department [by appointment only] -$12, or Workmed [walk-in] – $17) (cost not included in tuition/fees at time of enrollment). TB must be done prior to first day of class.
- Students are required to wear scrubs to class and clinicals. Scrubs must be purchased during the first week of class. More information on color and where to purchase will be given the first day of class.¬† Non-compliance with this policy will result in dismissal from the program.
Students are required to complete one eight-hour clinical in the lab and two eight-hour clinicals in a nursing home. * (See below for a list of facilities¬†contracted with the OWATC CNA program)
- Students will be required to pay for 86 hours of instruction as well as school fees and supplies at the time of enrollment; students can then choose a full-time or part-time schedule of at least ten hours/week; when a student completes the 86 hours, he/she may then enroll and pay for the 24 hours of clinicals. Clinicals are done during the week (Monday-Friday) from 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.. Students must make arrangements with school and/or work to be able to attend the clinicals as expected.
- Student must attend according to the scheduled time chosen at the time of enrollment:¬† 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Enrollment¬† is on a first-come/first-served basis. Student must make arrangements to be in class on time.
- If a student does not complete within the 86 hours originally purchased, he/she will be required to pay for an additional 86 hours until completion. Students are allowed only one extension and only if authorized by the coordinator of the program.
- A reading and comprehension test is mandatory for any high school student with a GPA lower than 3.0, a college student with a grade below C in English 1010, and any adult with no college experience and/or that has not taken English 1010 yet.
*A background check is mandatory and needs to be completed during the first week of class. The background check is paid for at that time. Please see restrictions.
Nursing Assistant Review and Refresher Classes – The purpose of these classes is to help students renew or acquire their CNA certification.
48-hour Review Class (40 hours of class; 8 hours clinical)
Student must be a former Ogden-Weber Tech College Nursing Assistant student with an expired certificate of no longer than ten months or not yet certified and be within ten months of completing the Nursing Assistant program.
Students must purchase the curriculum and wear scrubs; the textbook is optional and supplies are provided. No background or drug screening is required.¬†Students can enroll at any time with the program coordinator’s approval. Students will be allowed a maximum of two weeks or 60 hours to finish the review class.
86-hour Refresher Class
Student must be a former student of any nursing assistant program in the state of Utah other than the¬†tech college¬†with an expired certificate of no longer than ten months¬†or not yet certified within ten¬†months of completing a nursing assistant program in the state of Utah.
Students ¬†must purchase the curriculum and wear scrubs; the textbook is optional and supplies are provided. No background check is required.¬† Students can enroll at any time with the program coordinator’s approval. Students will be allowed a maximum of four weeks or 120 hours to finish the refresher class.
Note: If a student fails two tests or the same test twice, the program coordinator may require the student to complete the 110-hour Nursing Assistant course including all clinicals.
Employer Advisory Team
- Applegate Home Care and Hospice
- Aspen Care Center
- Crestwood Nursing and Rehab
- Deseret Health
- George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home
- Hearts for Hospice
- Mt. Ogden Nursing & Rehab Center
- Pine View Transitional Rehab
- Aspen Care Center
- Crestwood Care Center
- Pine View Transitional Rehab
- Veteran’s Nursing Home (Ogden)
- Wasatch Care Center
- Mt. Ogden Health and Rehab
- Deseret Health and Rehab
For enrollment or cost information, please call 801-627-8300. For program-specific information, please contact an instructor below.
Melissa Roundy, RN, MSN, is the coordinator for the Nursing Assistant Program. She started her nursing career at the OWATC in 2001, first as a student then as an instructor assistant. While working in the Nursing Assistant Program, she continued her education in nursing, graduating with her Licensed Practical Nurse from the OWATC and her Registered Nurse from Weber State University. She left the college for several years to pursue work in a hospital setting and further her education. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2007 and received her Masters in Nursing Administration in 2009 from Weber State University. She has worked at McKay Dee Hospital, LDS Hospital, Primary Children’s Medical Center, and Ogden Regional Medical Center, and most recently as Assistant Professor of Nursing for Weber State University.
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Sheryl Stakebake obtained her nursing degree in California. She received her training at County USC Medical Center. She has been an LPN for 22 years. She has experience in surgery, medical/surgical care, long-term care, and rehabilitation/recovery. Sheryl has worked as the coordinator of the Alzheimer’s dementia unit and medical surgical and recovery unit coordinator. She has held the position of assistant director of nursing. She has also worked as a case manager and staff development coordinator. Sheryl began her employment at OWATC as an instructor in May of 2012.
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